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UCI WorldTour cycling team Bahrain-McLaren is reportedly searching for a new title sponsor with the British automotive manufacturer McLaren considering exiting the sport

UK-based production company Sunset+Vine has been named as the host broadcaster of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in a deal that could be extended to include the 2026 and 2030 editions of the…

Sports data and content company Sportradar has announced that it has hired Alex Gersh as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Nenad Lalovic is set to secure a second term as president of United World Wrestling (UWW) after it was announced he will stand unopposed at elections currently scheduled for September

The Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts organisation has named combat sports brand Venum as its new exclusive global outfitting and apparel partner, starting in April 2021

IT firm Atos has extended its Worldwide Olympic Partnership deal with the International Olympic Committee for four years, until the end of 2024, guaranteeing continuity in the operations technology underpinning…

The German Ski Association (DSV) has signed up advertising, printing, and trade fair event specialists FaberExposize to its sponsorship portfolio

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said it has already made savings of €1.7m ($1.9

Abu Dhabi is using UFC's 'Fight Island' as a pilot project to determine if it can expand the event's 'safety bubble' model to include spectators. SportBusiness speaks to Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, executive director of tourism and marketing for the city's Department of Culture and Tourism.

The Abu Dhabi government has turned the majority of Yas Island into a ten-square-mile safe zone just for the UFC, with each of the 2,500 people on site being tested for Covid-19 on five separate occasions during their stay.

Last month, the Infront agency announced the launch of its new initiative, #Sport4Recovery. Adam Nelson speaks to some of the founding partners of the programme about how the scheme aims to highlight the social and health benefits of sport as well as the economic ones.

In the final part of our Cricket beyond Covid virtual roundtable, Clare Connor, managing director of women's cricket at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Jake Lush McCrum, chief operating officer…

World Table Tennis, the new commercial arm of the International Table Tennis Federation, has appointed the IMG agency in a wide-ranging and long-term agreement that includes international media rights…

The IMG agency has been appointed by video game developer Psyonix as the exclusive global licensing representative for its popular Rocket League title

The semi-finals and finals of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, the innovative tennis event created by French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, will be shown by pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports across…

The Spring Media agency has agreed a deal with the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) to sell international broadcast rights to the final of this season’s Taça de Portugal cup competition.

DAZN’s launch of a global OTT streaming service initially focused on boxing is being readied, after the initial launch was postponed amidst disruption to the boxing calendar and impact of the Covid-19 p…

WWE has appointed Kristina Salen as its chief financial officer as it continues to overhaul its senior leadership positions

Morinari Watanabe extended his tenure as president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) after the worldwide governing body deferred its Congress to 2021

Silva International Investments, owner of SportBusiness, has launched a digital company, WE DO Digital Solutions, to serve the sports and entertainment sectors

A host broadcast services invitation to tender has been launched for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, with interested companies handed a bid deadline of August 13

The Covid-19 pandemic and the need to operate Formula 1 races behind closed doors have sped up the motorsport’s transition to remote television production according to F1's head of commercial partnerships, Z…

UK production company Whisper has agreed a deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to produce online highlights and clips of the latter’s events for the remainder of 2020.

Ben Nicholas and Nick Chesworth, former senior media rights executives at the IMG agency, have joined together with Dominic Hayes, previously the commercial director at England’s Premiership Rugby, to f…

Swedish recycling company Pantamera has extended and expanded its its sponsorship with esports organisation DreamHack

The sale of personalised squares within Formula 1’s official chequered flag has been extended to the end of the 2020 season after strong interest from fans.

Japan will host the season-ending round of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship, which will resume in September after the Covid-19 suspension

Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series, has announced that it is working with Velocity Experience, the live event and brand experience company co-founded by former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard,…

RLWC2021, the organising committee of the next edition of the Rugby League World Cup in England, has struck an agreement with International Rugby League which will see the two parties work together on…

The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games expect to record a surplus of CHF400,000 (€376,000/$423,200) after generating income of CHF37.7m in cash and CHF10.8m in value in kind.

World Athletics has stated it ambition to double its number of commercial partners, align its hosting protocols with the needs of cities and broaden the mass participation components of its business in…

Events promotion company Matchroom Sport has announced that Matchroom Multi Sport has today been spun off to become its own wholly-owned subsidiary

The adjudicatory chamber of the Fifa’s Ethics Committee has found Markus Kattner, world football’s governing body’s former finance director, guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his posit…

Sports data and content company Sportradar has secured a ten-year contract for the collection and distribution of data for European handball’s international and club competitions.

The Global Association of International Sports Federations has announced the launch of sustainability.sport, a new web portal dedicated to tackling a range of sustainability issues facing the sector

Mediapro, the Spanish production group and media-rights agency, is close to securing a €55m ($61.7m) credit facility, plus a similar contribution from its shareholders, it has been reported.